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Programs for Kids

NHSPCA in the Classroom

Visiting the many schools around the community allows us to share the message of compassion, kindness and respect for all living things. Our programs are fun, interactive and can be integrated into each school's ongoing program. From preschool to grade twelve, each classroom can benefit from humane education. We also have several projects for kids listed at this site if you are looking for a project for your child, scout troop or class. 
Group Tours
Preschools, youth clubs and adult organizations are just a sample of the many groups who love to organize a visit to our facility. Tours of our Adoption Center provide insight into the NHSPCA's daily work of protecting and caring for the animals. Participants learn firsthand the responsibilities of caring for a pet and understand the needs and qualities of our animal friends. Our Humane Education department is always happy to schedule your group for a tour. Email or call (603) 772-2921 x113 to book your group tour.

Book your child's Birthday Party at the NHSPCA! 
Parties are available for the following times:

  • Saturdays, 12pm - 2pm
  • Saturdays, 3pm - 5pm
  • Sundays 12pm - 2pm  
Space is limited so reservations must be made ahead of time.  During the two hour rental of the classroom, children will meet the animals and tour the NHSPCA, choose a name for an animal up for adoption, and participate in your choice of a game or craft. Your child can invite up to fourteen of their friends (unlimited adults). Click here for more details. Call (603) 772-2921 Ext.134 to book your party.

Story Time With Animals
For Ages 2 to 5, Story Time With the Animals is held every Thursday morning at 10:30 in the Humane Education classroom. Children listen to a story about an animal, color a picture of an animal and visit the animals in the classroom.  No registration is required. A donation of $5.00 is suggested and appreciated  

KIND Club for ages 9 to 12
We Care Club for ages 6 to 8
Starfish Club for ages 8 to 13
Kids Clubs meet one Wednesday afternoon per month for four months (October-January & February-May). Club activities include animal related games, crafts and service projects and guest speakers. Registration is $50 per child. To learn more please visit For Kids > Program Registrations.
Reading With Animals
Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are invited to the NHSPCA to read to either the cats in our community
rooms, a friendly dog, or a small animal from the Humane Ed classroom. The program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping the animals by providing socialization and human interaction.
In order to participate, children must be registered in advance by calling Paula Parisi, Manager of Humane Education Programs at 603-772-2921, ext. 113. Click here for more details.

School Vacation Day Camps

The NHSPCA offers School Vacation Day camps for kids ages 6-12 during the School Vacation Weeks. Children will get up close and personal with the animals, do service projects, crafts, games and much more! To learn more, please visit For Kids > Program Registrations.

Summer Camp
The NHSPCA offers Summer Camp for kids ages 6-12 during the summer months June-August. Children will get up close and personal with the animals, do service projects, crafts, games and much more! To learn more, please visit For Kids > NHSPCA Summer Camp

Junior Volunteers

Students, ages 13 to 15 years old, may become Junior Volunteers. Under adult supervision, they assume all the responsibilities of regular volunteers working with cats and small mammals at the NHSPCA. There is often a waiting list for this very popular program. (Limited enrollment). Email or call (603) 772-2921 x113 for more information.
High school and college students who have an interest in animal care can apply for an internship at the NHSPCA for additional hands-on experience. Opportunities are available on an individual basis as scheduling permits. Email or call (603) 772-2921 x113 for more information.
KIND News in Your Classroom
Did you know that there's a way to bring humane education lessons into a classroom of your local school? KIND News is a monthly humane education publication. This classroom program consists of 32 copies of KIND News to be sent to a teacher. The teacher may select from KIND News Primary (grades 1-2) or KIND News Junior (grades 3-4) or KIND News Senior (grades 5-6). The teacher also receives a booklet of reproducible worksheets focusing on proper animal care using math, science and language arts curriculum. All this for just $30.00 yearly! Call (603) 772-2921 ext. 113 to get the form to order this great humane education newspaper.  

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